Lomira Village Board Meeting
August 8, 2012
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed members present with Tr. Hanke and Tr. Liimatainen absent. Also in attendance was Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pioneer, Bryan Frank and Sharon Bauch of the Lomira Police Department, Shannon Barniskis of the Lomira Quad/Graphics Community Library, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Schraufnagel to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as distributed by email. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Bublitz, seconded by Tr. Schroeder to pay bills as distributed. General Fund $49,151.14, Utility Fund $12,237.16, Promotional Fund $2,880.00. Motion carried.
Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Gilson to grant an operator’s liquor license to Barbara Boylen of 725 Railroad Avenue Apt. 3, Lomira. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by President Schraufnagel to grant a temporary Class B liquor license to Lomira Fire Department from August 17 to August 19, 2012 at 191 Church Street, Lomira for Fall Fest. Motion carried.
Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Stasson to grant a temporary Class B liquor license to Lomira Area Chamber of Commerce for September 2, 2012 at 568 Pleasant Hill Avenue, Lomira for Lomira Appreciation Days. Motion carried.
A weed-cutting bill issued to Mike Bauer for property at 290 Pleasant Hill Avenue was discussed. Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to lower the bill to $90 and will be in talk with Mike Bauer to cut the lawn twice per year. Motion carried.
Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to adopt Ordinance #272 business tent sale permit requirements and fees. Roll call vote yielded five ayes with Tr. Hanke and Tr. Liimatainen absent. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Bublitz, seconded by Tr. Stasson to grant a tent permit to Midwestern Shooters Supply of 191 Church Street, Lomira for August 17 & 18, 2012 for Fall Fest. Motion carried.
Department of Public Works monthly report was read by Brian Koll. The DPW is also completing building maintenance at the firehouse, which includes seeding lawn, repairing the air conditioning system, and waterproofing the foundation.
Officer Bryan Frank of the Lomira Police Department reported the new squad SUV is in operation.
Officer Sharon Bauch, a newly hired police officer, introduced herself to the Board.
Shannon Barniskis of the Lomira Quad/Graphics Library presented the library report.
Brian Koll reported recent discussions with the WI Department of Transportation regarding the anticipated Highway 175 project. The DOT insists a sidewalk be located on both sides of the highway. Brian is awaiting formal documentation from the DOT.
The handicapped accessible pond dock at Sterr Park has been completed. The Public Works Department will make accommodations for handicapped parking near the dock.
Tr. Schroeder presented the idea to gradually replace the picnic tables at Sterr Park. Most of the picnic tables could be in better condition. The picnic tables at the Athletic Field would also be under consideration for replacement.
President Schraufnagel announced the Lomira FFA Alumni purchased cabinets and would like to install them at the Sterr Park concession stand. Tr. Schroeder will consult with the Lions Club for placement of the cabinets.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to adjourn at 7:54pm. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein
Village Board Meeting
August 22, 2012
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Tony Schraufnagel. Roll called members present with Tr. Hanke absent. Also in attendance were Chief Chris Mireski, Katie Leb-Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Brian Koll and Elaine Glander.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as distributed by email. Motion carried.
Brian Koll presented the upcoming Department of Public Works capital projects major expenditures. A portion of Pleasant Hill Avenue from Church Street to South Avenue will need to be reconstructed. Improvements include excavating for road pavement and minor repairs to curb and gutter. There will not be any utility work. Estimated cost for this project is $68,000. Next, the roof of the Public Works garage on North Water Street is also in need of replacement. Estimated cost is $30,000. Also, the 1991 dump truck is in need of replacement. A smaller, more efficient truck for yard waste collection would suffice. Estimated cost is $75,000. Also, the sludge from reed beds at the Wastewater Treatment Plant need to be removed and disposed of properly in accordance to DNR standards. Estimated cost is $35,000. Next, water tower #1 (the old water tower) needs to be repainted. With a requested completion date for 2013, the project would cost about $50,000. Also, the Village will need to upgrade to an automated water meter reading system beginning in 2012 for completion by 2021. Estimated cost would be $13,000 per year. Lastly, the water main on Milwaukee Street will need to be reconstructed in 2015 with a cost of $322,750. The sewer reconstruction would cost an additional $250,000. Funding for the various projects was also discussed. Surplus figures, savings accounts, and options for grants and loans will need to be researched further.
Committee reports were given. Brian Koll presented on behalf of the Streets, Utilities & Solid Waste Committee. Due to problems with the grade, a portion of sidewalk will need to be replaced on Church Street by Ski & Bev’s Corner Pub.
Chief Mireski presented the monthly police report. The newly hired police officer is in training. The Chevrolet Impala squad car will soon go to auction. The Chief would like to remind residents to be more careful with cell phones, as there has been an increase in false 911 calls due to misdialing and/or children accessing phones and misdialing.
Brian Koll also reported there is a broken bridge on the nature trail. Public Works will rebuild the bridge with salvaged wood and new materials. Estimated cost is $500.
The Historical Society would like to place a 3-way road sign on Church Street near Pleasant Hill Avenue. The sign would direct traffic to Sterr Park, the Community Pool, and the Historical Society. Further discussion, a formal plan of the sign, and cost will be presented at the next Board meeting.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to adjourn meeting at 8:05pm. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein